Khan Planning a Spring Return to the Ring; BOXING

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AMIR Khan is targeting April for his return to the ring and hopes a rematch with Danny Garcia can be made for later in 2013.

After back-to-back losses against Lamont Peterson in December 2011 and then Garcia in July, Khan concluded 2012 on a more positive note with a 10thround stoppage win over Carlos Molina at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.

Looking to the year ahead, the Bolton fighter is planning for his next bout to be in around four months' timewith another showdown with Garcia - who added Khan's WBA light-welterweight title to his WBC belt when he beat him - to come after that.

Khan said: "The next fight is going to be around April time.

"That will give me a nice little break. Then I want to be back in the ring again and then trying for the rematch with Danny Garcia.

"Next year should be a very good year for me.

"In April I'm looking at it being a fight in the 140lbs division for a world title and then at unifying it with the Garcia fight - if he gets through his fight with Zab Judah in February. …